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I fancy myself a poet (vanity)
vanity | 7-31-12 | Conservaliberty

Posted on 07/31/2012 10:54:06 AM PDT by Conservaliberty

“Taxation without Representation!” Nearly all have heard the phrase Of much frustrated patriots In revolutionary days. “Don’t tread on me!” they cried, When tax and tariff maimed their trade; In protest they boycotted tea, They fought against the British raid. They were a nation uprising; Their oppressors’ rule capsizing.

Ah, England, how much kinder was Your injustice to us then Than from this fracturing Republic Turned totalitarian. At what point in recent history Would Patrick Henry cry for death, While modern patriots idly stood, Clamped their noses, held their breath, And voted for the lesser of two evils?


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: poetry; vanity

1 posted on 07/31/2012 10:54:14 AM PDT by Conservaliberty
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To: Conservaliberty

Ooops. Proper format:

“Taxation without Representation!”
Nearly all have heard the phrase
Of much frustrated patriots
In revolutionary days.
“Don’t tread on me!” they cried,
When tax and tariff maimed their trade;
In protest they boycotted tea,
They fought against the British raid.
They were a nation uprising;
Their oppressors’ rule capsizing.

Ah, England, how much kinder was
Your injustice to us then
Than from this fracturing Republic
Turned totalitarian.
At what point in recent history
Would Patrick Henry cry for death,
While modern patriots idly stood,
Clamped their noses, held their breath,
And voted for the lesser of two evils?


2 posted on 07/31/2012 10:56:11 AM PDT by Conservaliberty (I've written over 200 pages for a novel. But I didn't do that. Somebody else made that happen.)
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To: Conservaliberty

“Ooops. Proper format:”

Thought you were going for an unusual, poetic style, something unprecedented for our beloved unprecedented POtuS.


3 posted on 07/31/2012 10:59:47 AM PDT by jessduntno ("Racism is not dead...it is on life support - kept alive by politicians..." - Thomas Sowell)
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To: Conservaliberty

Wonderful poem. A lot to think about.


4 posted on 07/31/2012 11:00:40 AM PDT by Perseverando (Gun control? It's the OBOTS who are filling up prisons for violent crimes, not the Tea Party.)
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To: jessduntno

Thought you were going for an unusual, poetic style, something unprecedented for our beloved unprecedented POtuS.


No, I just made a really stupid communications error like our beloved POTUS.


5 posted on 07/31/2012 11:06:47 AM PDT by Conservaliberty (I've written over 200 pages for a novel. But I didn't do that. Somebody else made that happen.)
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To: Conservaliberty

You done convinced me. I reckon I’ll go straight out and help get the greater evil elected instead. Unless you’re proposing I start shooting people.


6 posted on 07/31/2012 11:08:59 AM PDT by tnlibertarian (Government's solution to everything: Less freedom.)
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To: tnlibertarian

“It’s too late to work within the system, but too early to start shooting.”


7 posted on 07/31/2012 11:17:41 AM PDT by Conservaliberty (I've written over 200 pages for a novel. But I didn't do that. Somebody else made that happen.)
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To: Conservaliberty

Here’s my sister’s poem of the week:

I’ve got a date with a chick,
But I’m not gay...
I’m heading out for lunch
At Chick-Fil-A!


8 posted on 07/31/2012 2:19:36 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. -- George Bernard Shaw)
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To: Albion Wilde

Outstanding, love it!!


9 posted on 07/31/2012 2:24:25 PM PDT by nascarnation
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